In late September IKF instructor Jorge Alves was in Costa Rica where he worked with the budding korfball community to progress the skills of a group of local coaches who will lead development in the IKF’s newest member country.
Nineteen people participated at the IKF Level II “Formation Coach” course, for a total of 35 hours, with 12 of the coaches taking part in the IKF’s on-line coach development programme.
Teaching 19 new coaches is another step forward for the Costa Rica Korfball Association (“Asociación de Korfball y Deportes Asociados”). Subsequently, on 1 November, the IKF Council approved Costa Rica’s membership application, subject to final ratification by the IKF General Meeting scheduled for November 2015 in Belgium, which should officially make Costa Rica the 63rd IKF member.
Costa Rica’s newly qualified coaches have already started to introduce korfball into primary and secondary schools, with the aim of setting up a competition in the cities of Cartago and San José.